Experienced Attorneys for Sidewalk Accidents in NYC
The City of New York (pursuant to NYC Administrative Code section 7-210) has shifted the responsibility for sidewalk maintenance onto the adjacent property owners (except where the adjacent property is a one-, two- or three-family residential property that is at least partially owner-occupied and used exclusively for residential purposes). Under NYC Administrative Code section 7-210, a landowner may be held responsible for injuries resulting out of its failure to maintain the sidewalk in a reasonably safe condition, which includes the failure to install, construct, repair, repave or replace defective sidewalk slabs, as well as the negligent failure to remove snow, ice, dirt or other materials from the sidewalk.
Sidewalk accidents typically arise out of the following:
- cracked/broken/defective sidewalks
- raised sidewalks
- depressed sidewalks
- elevations between sidewalk slabs
- snow and ice on sidewalks
- dirt and/or debris on sidewalks
Jason Shapiro, founder of Shapiro Law Offices, PLLC, discusses in detail in his textbook, The Lawyers' Guide to Personal Injury Law, the many facets involved in properly handling sidewalk accident cases. Shapiro Law Offices, PLLC has extensive expertise in handling the entire spectrum of these cases, and has obtained multi-million dollar awards as a result.